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Need Last-Minute Mother’s Day Inspiration?

Need Last-Minute Mother’s Day Inspiration?

Mother’s Day is right around the corner – but what if you’ve left your present shopping to the last minute? There’s no need to panic; crafting will save the day! What makes homemade gifts even more special is that they’ll be completely unique to you. Whether you’re creating a bespoke gift or treat for your mum, you’re helping your kids make a present for their mum, or you’re a proactive grandparent helping your grandchild make the perfect surprise for your daughter, we’ve got you covered. Read on to discover handcrafted Mother’s Day inspiration!

Mothering Sunday is celebrated on 26th March in the UK this year. The day honours mothers, giving them credit and appreciation for all they do in a household. Mothers have a strong influence in society; she’s the maternal figure who was a part of shaping you into the person you are today. She fed you, clothed you, and kept you warm. All in all, we have a considerable amount of gratitude towards our mothers. The same goes for you if you’re a mother – this the day you should feel so appreciated and completely pampered for all you do. So in celebration of Mother’s Day, we’ve found some heartfelt projects that’ll make it a truly special Sunday.

Homemade Heart-Shaped Jam Biscuits

Everyone loves a good ol’ jam-filled biscuit – it’s a quintessentially British kids’ treat! So why not make a grown-up version of this classic biscuit sandwich for Mother’s Day? Swap the circular shape for hearts and dollop on some fresh jam. Plus, it’s the perfect project for kids!

Try tailoring our French Squares recipe!

Child-Friendly Colourful Felt Hearts

If you’re in need of a project for your children or grandchildren, these felt hearts are simple to make and achieve great results. Better yet, they’ll pick up sewing skills from a young age! If you’re a little nervous about letting them loose with a sewing needle, swap it for fabric glue.

Mouth-Watering Multicoloured Macaroons

Macaroons are a rising trend in the baking world… but they’re quite expensive to buy from pâtisseries. Lucky for you, they’re not too difficult to make! All you need is a whoopie pie/macaroon tin, sugar, almonds, egg whites, cream, food colouring, and a little patience.

If you want a complete walkthrough, check out Mark Tilling’s Macaroon Kit!

Alternatively, here’s a simple macaroon recipe to sink your teeth into.

DIY Floral Bouquet & Embellished Pot

A lot of people give their mum flowers on Mother’s Day, but that can be a little impersonal. Instead of buying a bouquet, why not make your own? You could even decorate a flower pot with mosaic tiles or embellishments to make your flower arrangement even more special.

Bespoke & Personalised Jewellery Pieces

If your mum is a big fan of jewellery, there’s no need to pop out to the high street to buy her something super sparkly. If you’ve got the tools, findings, beads and stringing materials, creating bespoke jewellery pieces couldn’t be easier. It’s such a rewarding craft!

Take a look at our Jewellery Guides for a beginner’s walkthrough.

Homebaked Heart-Shaped Cake

Baking a cake isn’t incredibly time-consuming and you’re likely to already have all the ingredients you need to make something truly scrumptious. Swap the traditional circular cake for a heart-shaped work of art, then top off the chocolatey delight with fresh strawberries.

Here’s a simple chocolate cake recipe to get you started.

The Classic Mother’s Day Card

Finally, we’ve got the traditional Mother’s Day card. You can’t really go wrong with that. Handmade cards most definitely trump bought cards – especially if they’re from children! Let your kids go wild; they could decorate it with flowers, hearts, or whatever else she loves.

If you’ve been busy baking, crafting or decorating for Mother’s Day, let us know! Send us a photo on Facebook or Twitter, or leave us a comment on the blog below.



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